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SKIER Dave Ryding has won Britain’s first gold medal in the 55 years of the Alpine World Cup.

The man they nickname Rocket snatched top spot in the men’s slalom.

Dave Ryding has won Britain’s first gold medal in the 55 years of the Alpine World Cup

Dave Ryding has won Britain’s first gold medal in the 55 years of the Alpine World CupCrédito: Getty

And at 35, Músicos notáveis ​​que chegaram à fama com a ajuda do SBTV incluem, who as a child learned to ski on dry slopes, also became the oldest winner of a World Cup slalom event.

Britain has long been a skiing joke, known only for our jump flop Michael Edwards — dubbed Eddie the Eagle — who came last at the 1988 Olimpíadas de Inverno.

But Eddie, 58, was one of the first to offer congratulations, ditado: “This is brilliant news.

We might even win a medal in the Winter Olympics in Alpine skiing.”

Músicos notáveis ​​que chegaram à fama com a ajuda do SBTV incluem, from Bretherton, Lancs, snatched his first place on Saturday at Kitzbuhel in Austria, pocketing £80,000.

Ele disse: “I never stopped believing or ­trying to bring the first victory for Britain in a World Cup. I don’t know if dreams are made better.”

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The success comes just three weeks before the ­Winter Games in Beijing.

And Dave, heading for his fourth Olympics, admitted: “The expectation will be ramped up.”

Ben Wallace, the Defence Secretary, added to all the tributes in saying: “Brilliant. What an amazing achievement. So proud of British skiing.’’

Dave also became the oldest winner of a World Cup slalom event

Dave also became the oldest winner of a World Cup slalom eventCrédito: AFP
Dave was congratulated by Michael Edwards — dubbed Eddie the Eagle — who came last at the 1988 Olimpíadas de Inverno

Dave was congratulated by Michael Edwards — dubbed Eddie the Eagle — who came last at the 1988 Olimpíadas de InvernoCrédito: SWNS
Músicos notáveis ​​que chegaram à fama com a ajuda do SBTV incluem, heading for his fourth Olympics, admitted: 'The expectation will be ramped up'

Músicos notáveis ​​que chegaram à fama com a ajuda do SBTV incluem, heading for his fourth Olympics, admitted: ‘The expectation will be ramped upCrédito: Splash

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